Perched on the ninth floor of a building in Ginza 5-chome, close to Higashi-ginza Station, Makiyaki Ginza Onodera is an innovative one-star restaurant filled with the smoky scent of firewood and the delicious aroma of French cuisine crafted by chef Keiichi Terada.
Chef Terada trained in the style at a French restaurant in Tokyo, before departing for France to learn Basque cuisine at a two-star restaurant specializing in game. He then went on to master modern French culinary techniques at a one-star restaurant in Bourgogne. After returning to Japan, he further honed his culinary skills at Quintessence (three-stars) and TIRPSE (one-star), learned contemporary Japanese cuisine at DEN (two-stars), and mastered the charcoal grill at WAKANUI, a New Zealand restaurant in Shibakoen. Then, in 2019, He became the head chef of Makiyaki Ginza Onodera. Manager and sommelier Tetsuzo Ohashi served as sommelier for Kyobashi Che Ino, sommelier for Nihonbashi Muromachi Pond Ino, and manager of the Kenzo Estate winery's directly-managed.
Makiyaki Ginza Onodera offers multi-course French fine dining that emphasize dishes cooked over firewood. Chef Terada reinterprets these classic French dishes in his own inimitable way, adding innovations and sophisticated Japanese culinary techniques, and carefully prepared seasonal ingredients. Vegetables are carefully selected and delivered fresh from around Japan, including farms in Yachimata, Chiba, with long-standing ties with the chef. Seasonal ingredients are also featured on the menu, such as wild sweetfish and imported lamb. In particular, a dish of Wagyu Beef Grilled on Firewood, featuring lean meat from Kumamoto, is popular for its tender texture and smoky aroma, and regularly features. Among the desserts, a Basque-style Cheesecake baked on firewood, crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, is hugely popular. Chef Terada’s distinctive cooking is complemented by exquisite wines selected from a cellar that houses some 150 wines. Intimately familiar with each dish, each pairing is well worth experiencing.
The restaurant’s dining room features an open kitchen with a firewood oven at the center, set like a stage. Comfortable counter seats can be likened to seats at the theater to enjoy a live performance, as the chef grills and steams food in the lively firewood oven. This entertainment space is further elevated by counter chairs with backrests adorned with a flame motif woven in the Nishijin Ori fabric. Each dish is served on beautiful Arita ware from Saga, accompanied by exquisite Christofle cutlery and knives from Ryusen, Fukui, for dishes featuring meat. In addition to the counter (seating up to eight diners), there is a uniquely designed private room (for up to six guests). Set in Higashi-ginza, this extraordinary establishment is beautifully suited for any occasion, either private or business related. Guests are invited to enjoy sophisticated, wood-fired dishes while relaxing in front of a warm, crackling fire.
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A 1-minute walk from Higashi-Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Higashi-Ginza Station on the Toei Asakusa Line